Sunday, January 9, 2011

Word to the wise...get collision insurance....

So I was driving to work Friday morning, and as I was switching lanes I thought that a big gust of wind was blowing me a little bit...










Turns out I had hit a patch of black ice...going 70 miles an hour. I fishtailed really wide and spun into the median between the I-57 north bound and south bound. I took out a wooden pole which I think took off my bumper cover and sent me spinning even more...which then made me take out 5 or 6 of the yellow crash barrels they put in front of the cement columns underneath overpasses....I'm VERY grateful for those barrels. They threw me around a little bit but I ended up hitting the barrels on both sides and back of my car and I finally stopped parallel to the south bound I-57...two feet from on coming traffic....yikes.

What's really amazing is I am 100% un-harmed. I really should probably be seriously injured or at least have whip lash...but nothing. I know that I was watched over during that whole thing. I saw six or seven cars go off the road after me, some of them hitting other cars and one truck doing a really bad role over. They had to call in a couple ambulances and over hearing the state troopers radio that was helping me, I gathered that there were potentially some bad injuries in all that mess. It was really scary. A super nice guy who saw me go off the road stopped to make sure I was ok and was amazed when I got out of my car just fine. He even went and picked up my bumper cover for me :) Once he really established that I wasn't hurt he told me that it was amazing because when I went off the road I actually caught air...I like to do everything with style! ;)

Anyway, long story short, I know I'm really blessed to be alive and well! I just wish that I had gotten collision insurance and not just liability...because my car is totaled... but still drivable...it's going to be a glamorous year! hehehe

6 comments:

Sherri said...

Yes, a miracle! I'm on the team that is very grateful you are okay!

Dale said...

Wow! This post came a lot faster than I was expecting :) It's crazy to see all of the pictures. I'm very happy you're ok! You were definitely being watched over.

flexMD said...

I'm so glad you're ok! Scary! xo

Scottie and Angie said...

OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW scary! I am so happy Deanna that you are ok. Sorry about all the damage, but I am just so happy you were ok! WOW

Ganbat Family said...

Roller coasters won't seem like much of a thrill after that.

missy said...

Dear Deanna,
As much as I love seeing pictures of your car, I think you know what pictures I really want to see.
Please?
Missy